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International Wine Challenge 2016 Awards

We are delighted to announce that this year our winemakers have received a total of 21 awards at the International Wine Challenge in London.  This is the world’s largest and most prestigious of wine competitions where hundreds of experienced judges, many of whom are Masters of Wine, swirl, sniff and spit through 10,000 wines from across the globe.  All wines are tasted blind, which means the specific producer and price is not known to the taster.

We were thrilled for the Riffaults at Domaine du Carroir Perrin, who were awarded a Gold Medal for our exclusive Sancerre Cuvée Caillottes 2015. After two decades of working with them, their  commitment, passion and dedication remains as focused now as it was all those years ago. Bravo Pierre and Bertrand, richly deserved!

GOLD MEDAL

Sancerre blanc Cuvée Caillottes 2015
Domaine du Carroir Perrin

“Pure, highly focused aromas of hedgerow flowers, ripe melon and hints of exotic fruit lead to a palate that has a wonderful lingering taste of stone fruit that continues for minutes.”

SILVER MEDALS

Champagne Brut Origine Premier Cru NV
Champagne Fresne Ducret

“Fruity, softer approachable style. Lovely savoury autolytic notes with balanced acidity and a creamy mid palate.”

Savigny-lès-Beaune 2014
Domaine Lucien Jacob

“Deeply coloured sour cherry and redcurrant fruit. Medium-bodied but with an underlying tannic structure.”

Margaux Cuvée 3D 2013
Château Mongravey

“Spicy nose and palate. Cloves, a touch floral, savoury red and black fruit. Grainy tannins. Polished. Drink now or keep for 3 years. Recommend decanting.”

Gewürztraminer Vieilles Vignes 2014
Domaine Gruss

“Elegant style with rose petal and spice aromas. Ripe tropical fruit and fresh finish.”

Riesling Les Prélats 2014
Domaine Gruss

“Restrained with taut lime fruit, zesty with crisp citrus, white flowers and fresh acidity. A long racy delicious palate. Very refreshing.”

Nelson Pinot Noir 2014
Kahurangi Estate

“Nice Pinot fruits, youthful, fresh and well balanced.”

Reserve Syrah 2013
Kennedy Point

“Black fruit aromas, crisp acidity, spicy liquorice finish. Will evolve with time. Recommend decanting.”

 

BRONZE MEDALS

Côte de Nuits-Villages rouge Les Perrières 2013
Domaine Désertaux-Ferrand

“Nose a bit smoky.  Hints of undergrowth touch of spices. Rich cherry fruited fresh palate with some minerality.”

Côte de Nuits-Villages blanc 2014
Domaine Désertaux-Ferrand

“Ripe rich intense concentration of peaches and pineapple with a tight mineral backbone.”

Château de Braude Haut-Médoc 2013
Château Mongravey

“Spicy vanilla oak, forward, ready, bold cassis fruit. Very well balanced.”

Pinot Gris Ortel 2014
Domaine Gruss

“Fresh, savoury and refreshing with light spice and a clean, off-dry finish.”

Champagne Fresnésie Premier Cru 2008
Champagne Fresne Ducret

“Complex bouquet of macadamia and toffee. Persistent bubble and linear acidity.”

COMMENDED

Brut Réserve Premier Cru NV
Champagne Fresne Ducret

Blaye Grande Réserve Cuvée 3D 2013
Château Monconseil-Gazin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape rouge 2014
La Fagotière

Fleurie Vieilles Vignes 2015
Domaine de la Madone

Heaphy Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Kahurangi Estate

Syrah 2013
Kennedy Point

Gewürztraminer 2013
Kahurangi Estate

Anjou Villages 2015
Domaine de Salvert

 

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